Peaceful Civil Disobedience

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Our great country was founded upon adhering to the wants and needs of the American people. We were able to achieve independence through civil disobedience and taking action to gain the freedoms we deserve. Peaceful civil disobedience is an effective tool that we the people can use in order to achieve the free society that our founding fathers envisioned for us.

It would be counter-intuitive to suggest that civil disobedience negatively affects our free society because of our storied history. I do not know where we would be without the brave acts of so many Americans that achieved so much through peaceful civil disobedience. Without Rosa Parks' courage to stand up to discriminatory bus laws, the equality of all Americans could have been delayed or not achieved at all. Without the valiant acts of our founding fathers, we could have still been underrepresented and disenfranchised by the British government. Those involved with the Boston Tea Party or those who fought in the Revolutionary war, put their lives in danger so our freedoms wouldn't have to be. If a revolutionary war isn't the ultimate act of civil disobedience then I don't know what is. But as we can
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Specifically, and arguably the most important, our freedom of speech stated in the first amendment. These freedoms would not be immediately available to us unless we had these liberties specifically outlined in the constitution. Our founding fathers purposely added these freedoms in our nation's most important document so that we could always have a way to defeat a tyrannical government. In our free society, it is important that the people express want they want their government to do through the first amendment. Our country is beautifully set up so that people can be heard, no matter what the race, no matter what the gender, and no matter what the